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Ag News and Views: March 2014

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Beef Quality Assurance improves consumer experience

Beef Quality Assurance was developed over 25 years ago to help producers increase the quality of beef they produce by educating ranchers and their employees on the importance of proper management and adhering to industry-accepted guidelines.

Drip torches facilitate effective prescribed burns

If I could have only four tools to conduct prescribed burns or fight wildfires, they would be matches, a drip torch, an accurate weather forecast and a power sprayer with a water tank transported by a vehicle.

Google Earth simplifies creation of custom maps

Most Americans today are just as likely to have a GPS receiver on them as they are a flashlight, camera, calculator, entertainment center and even basic computing tools. That is, if they are carrying their smartphone.

Three historical principles lead to successful planning

Success means different things to different people. History shows us that favorable outcomes are more likely when plans are made and executed.